The Outcast and the Rite: Stories of Landscape and Fear, 1925-38

The Outcast and the Rite: Stories of Landscape and Fear, 1925-38

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The Australian novelist and playwright Helen de Guerry Simpson (1897-1940) published many supernatural short stories. This new edition selects the best of her unsettling writing, adding some little-known stories to her 1925 collection The Baseless Fabric (1925). Featured stories include:
  • 'An Experiment of the Dead', in which a visitor comes to visit a woman in the condemned cell.
  • 'Good Company', in which a traveller in Italy becomes temporarily possessed of a hitchhiker in her mind.
  • 'Grey Sand and White Sand' is the horrifying story of a landscape artist who sees and paints a different view.
  • 'The Outcast', in which a soldier left for dead in the War takes his revenge on his village.
  • 'The Rite', in which a discontented woman enters a wood, and emerges transformed.
The Introduction is by Melissa Edmundson, the leading scholar of women's Weird fiction and supernatural writing from the early 20th century.--Publisher "Publisher"

Author: Helen de Guerry Simpson
Publisher: Handheld Classics
Published: 05/10/2022
Pages: 222
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.30w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781912766604

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/28/2022